Royal Blind Press Releases

Our press office handles all media enquiries for Royal Blind and our sister charity Scottish War Blinded.

The team drives news and feature articles in addition to providing a timely, efficient and reactive media service. 

Contact:

Davina Shiell, Director of Marketing and Communications, Royal Blind

Tel: 0131 229 1456
Mobile: 07713 987 7970

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Artist Jonathan Freemantle Paints for Royal Blind

Artist Jonathan Freemantle Paints for Royal Blind

Press Release | 11/02/2014

Jonathan Freemantle, a South-African born artist residing in Edinburgh, has donated a specially commissioned piece of art to raise funds to support blind and partially sighted people.

The artist has donated a work of art to Scottish charity Royal Blind, which will be sold at an art exhibition during the charity’s fundraising week next month.

 Jonathan Freemantle has been creating art in Edinburgh since 2006 and recently founded the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival with his wife, former model Anna Freemantle. Jonathan said:

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Fife Council Present Cheque for over £6000 to Royal Blind

Fife Council Present Cheque for over £6000 to Royal Blind

Press Release | 06/02/2014

Scottish charity Royal Blind received a major boost from Fife Council employees yesterday, during a special cheque presentation ceremony with recently elected MSP Alex Rowley.

Royal Blind representatives were presented with a cheque for the huge sum of £6,335.05, raised from the very special ‘Walk 500 Miles for Alec’ event which was organised entirely by Fife Council staff.

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Lothians MSP Launches New Premises for Unique Child Care Service

Kezia Dugdale MSP cutting cake

Press Release | 22/11/2013

Kezia Dugdale, MSP for Edinburgh Lothians and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, will today (Friday 22 November) launch the new premises of an after school and holiday club catering for children with and without disabilities.

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Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Royal Blind School Supports Fair Trade Initiative to 'Eat Someone Out of Poverty'

Press Release | 19/11/2013

Pupils at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh are taking on the 90kg Rice Challenge to support farmers and their children in Malawi.

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Art Students Support Royal Blind School Pupils in Move to Different Campus

Art Students Support Royal Blind School Pupils in Move to Different Campus

Press Release | 07/11/2013

Students at Edinburgh College of Art are designing an art project to help Royal Blind School pupils remember their historic Craigmillar Park campus after it closes in Summer 2014 and relocates all pupils to its Canaan Lane campus in Morningside.

The four third year art students have taken elements of sound from the Craigmillar Park campus including footsteps, voices and the sound of the lift to create an art installation that will be presented to the pupils on Friday 8 November.

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Paralympian Libby Clegg to take on Ambassador Role for Royal Blind

Paralympian Libby Clegg to take on Ambassador Role for Royal Blind

Press Release | 07/10/2013

Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg, who was recently selected to compete in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has taken on a role as brand ambassador for charity Royal Blind.

23 year old Libby Clegg is a former pupil of the Royal Blind School who took up athletics at the age of 10. At age 16 she won a silver medal in the T12 200m at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands. She continued her athletic career by winning a silver medal in Beijing in 2008 and another in London 2012.

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Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Libby Clegg Celebrates Braille in Edinburgh's Iconic Royal Blind School

Press Release | 01/10/2013

Paralympic athlete Libby Clegg, who was recently selected to compete in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has taken on a role as brand ambassador for charity Royal Blind.

23 year old Libby Clegg is a former pupil of the Royal Blind School who took up athletics at the age of 10. At age 16 she won a silver medal in the T12 200m at the 2006 World Championships in the Netherlands. She continued her athletic career by winning a silver medal in Beijing in 2008 and another in London 2012.

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Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Dates of National Braille Week are Changing

Press Release | 27/09/2013

The dates of National Braille Week are changing. The celebration of the use of Braille and other alternative formats for blind and visually impaired people will now take place during the week that World Sight Day falls, from 7-13 October 2013.

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Walk 500 Miles for Royal Blind This Weekend And Make A Real Difference

Walk 500 Miles for Royal Blind This Weekend And Make A Real Difference

Press Release | 17/09/2013

An incredible fundraising event is taking place this weekend in Fife’s stunning Lochore Meadows, organised by a team of Fife Council employees in memory of their much-loved colleague Alec Thorburn and in aid of Scottish charity Royal Blind.

 ‘Let’s Walk 500 Miles for Alec’ is a sponsored walk around Lochore Meadows happening this Saturday 21st September, with over 100 attendees taking part to walk a total of 500 miles, and the event’s organisers are looking for more people across Fife to get involved.

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Royal Blind is Record Breaking

Royal Blind is Record Breaking

Press Release | 13/09/2013

Royal Blind has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records this week, after organising the world’s largest magic lesson!

The record-breaking magic lesson took place at Royal Blind’s ‘Glow in the Park’ event, a sponsored walk for children at the historic Fettes College in Edinburgh in October 2012, with the dress-up theme of “Magic and Illusion”.

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